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The Alatza Imaret

66 Kassandrou, Thessaloniki 546 33, Greece
031 278 587
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Aegean Odes by Mary Scina

A most marvellous exhibition, you have to absorb the photos I will post or visit to get an idea of... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Amne W
via mobile
Sumptuous and Dreamy

I love that the exterior is nothing special and that you can walk right by without noticing it. It... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Amber C
Thessaloniki, Greece
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“domes” (2 reviews)
“frescoes” (4 reviews)
66 Kassandrou, Thessaloniki 546 33, Greece
031 278 587
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A most marvellous exhibition, you have to absorb the photos I will post or visit to get an idea of how amazingly this exhibition has been put together. Stunningly evocative images of the Greek sea and it's memories, and a beautiful silk printed centrepiece.Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Amne W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love that the exterior is nothing special and that you can walk right by without noticing it. It keeps this jewel box secret and sacred. The 15th C mosque and house of charity is beautifully intact, and has elaborate trompe l'oeil frescoes and domes...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The colourf house for the poor people of 1484 from the Ottoman period of Thessaloniki. One of the few well preserved Ottoman monuments of Thessaloniki. Exhibitions and srt installations occur in the monument. T shspe building with illusionistic frescoes in the interior. Metal covered domes....More

Thank constantinos s s
Reviewed 15 September 2016

There are 2 former mosques open to the public- this one from the 15th C and the "new mosque" geni tazmi from the belle epoque 9Poselli architect0.Both are in the hands of the municipal gallery and they do a an incredible jb- htis is open...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Once in Thessaloniki, walk explore this sensational city and walk yourself to Aladja Imaret, in 2013 it did host some of the Biennale's venues!

Thank Pavlina P
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

Stunning building with beautiful architecture. Shame it's been left to crumble and the stunning calligraphy had been masked over by historically ignorant architects with no interest in preserving historical buildings (when they're Ottoman). Well worth a visit and in need of more TLC by the...More

1  Thank Newfylafkan
Reviewed 17 July 2014

In a sea of byzantine churches, The Alatza Imaret is an island of islam, very well preserved and with nice caligraphic frescoes inside; at my visit it doesn't look like it is still used as a mosque, but more like a museum.

Thank menq
Reviewed 9 April 2012

excellent preservation, hard to find, no parking, but worth a visit

2  Thank helmut s
Reviewed 13 February 2012

It was built around 1500 A.D. as a mosque with poorhouse and school. The name "Alaca" means colorful from the multi-colored walls of the minaret. (Only the base remains nowadays). Hidden among the apartment buildings of the city center. Interesting mosaics, and frescos inside. Now...More

3  Thank atfos
Reviewed 29 December 2011

nothing to dislike, an amazing building,must see if you are in Thessaloniki

1  Thank happygreekcouple
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